How do you accidentally load five nuclear-armed missiles on a B-52 and fly them across the USA???
A B-52 bomber flew across the US last week mistakenly loaded with five nuclear-armed missiles, unnamed air force officials are quoted as saying.
The missiles were unaccounted for during a three-hour flight from a North Dakota air base to one in Louisiana.
Air Force spokesman Lt-Col Ed Thomas told Army Times the cruise missiles were "always in our custody".
Army Times said the missiles were to be decommissioned but were mistakenly mounted on the bomber's wings.
The W80-1 warhead has a yield of five to 150 kilotons, the paper said. (BBC)